Degrees Offered: Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
Departmental Website: M.A.T. in Comprehensive Education
Program Description: The M.A.T. was designed to enable students holding degrees other than education degrees to study in selected teaching programs at the advanced graduate level. Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in the major of the concentration and must meet the prerequisite requirements of the department housing the concentration. Candidates with an undergraduate degree in a major other than the M.A.T. concentration may not qualify for the M.A.T. and are subject to prerequisite course requirements as determined by the faculty in the department of the concentration. Prerequisite requirements will vary by department and depend on the credentials presented by the candidate.
The program leading to the M.A.T. degree in comprehensive education requires a minimum of 39 semester hours of graduate study. The M.A.T. requires students in all concentrations to complete 18 semester hours in the professional core. A full-time, semester-long internship or the equivalent is required. The specific requirements for each concentration are listed in each concentration area. Pending satisfactory completion of state-mandated licensure requirements, the program leads to a recommendation for an initial and advanced license from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Completion of degree requirements includes satisfactory completion of the Comprehensive Portfolio.
Program Brochure: Social Science Education
Location of Course Offerings: varies by concentration
Other: MAT and alternative licensure candidates should complete and submit the Application for Admission to Teacher Education, including additional supporting documentation.
Application Deadline: None
Prerequisites: Prerequisite requirements will vary by department and depend on the credentials presented by the candidate.
Overall M.A.T. Graduate Program Director:
Dr. Sarah Meltzer / 828-227-3308 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Concentration Program Directors:
Art: Dr. Erin Tapley / 828-227-3598 / email@example.com
Biology: Dr. Sabine Rundle / 828-227-3783 / firstname.lastname@example.org
English: Dr. Annette Debo / 828-227-3934 / email@example.com
Social Sciences: Dr. Elizabeth McRae / 828-227-3481 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Education: Dr. Lisa Bloom / 828-227-3288 / email@example.com
Adapted Curriculum: Dr. Karena Cooper-Duffy / 828-227-3285 / firstname.lastname@example.org
General Curriculum: Dr. Lisa Bloom / 828-227-3288 / email@example.com